Conor O’Shea, head coach of Italian rugby team during a training session in Rome. Photograph: Silvia Lore/ NurPhoto via Getty Images

In the immediate aftermath of Ireland’s historic win over the All Blacks in Chicago last Saturday, Conor O’Shea was bombarded with text messages: “He(...)

“Jerome (Kaino) has been covering for us the last few weeks and he’s very comfortable in the position.”

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has thrown a few curve balls selection wise in the home city of Wednesday night’s baseball World Series winners the Chi(...)

 TJ Perenara of New Zealand scores a try against Australia. Photo: Inpho

World champions New Zealand were challenged for 50 minutes but still ran in six tries to beat Australia 37-10 in Auckland and become the first top tie(...)

All Blacks scrumhalf TJ Perenara dives to score during his side’s Rugby Championshsip win over Argentina. Photograph: Afp

Argentina 17 New Zealand 36 New Zealand extended their winning run to 16 matches with victory over Argentina in Saturday’s Rugby Championship match i(...)

Steve Hansen has handed a debut to Anton Lienert-Brown for the All Blacks’ second Test against the Wallabies. Photograph: Getty

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen’s long-term planning will again come into focus on Saturday when they face Australia in the Rugby Championship, with his(...)

Ireland’s Cian Kelleher had an outstanding game against New Zealand. Photograph:  David Rowland/Inpho/Photosport

New Zealand U-20 45 Ireland U-20 23: It was half a match too far for a battered and beleaguered Ireland team that once again demonstrated cameos of ri(...)

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